December 17 – January 17

In January of 2020, the Muhammad Ali Center and Metro United Way partnered together on a new service initiative, The Greatest Give Back to honor Muhammad Ali’s birthday – January 17 – and to continue the Center’s annual tradition of providing acts of service on this day.

More than 450 individuals showed up and created 780 personal care kits, 780 healthy snack packs and 78 blankets to go to 25 partner agencies to celebrate The Champ’s 78th birthday.




In 2021, we want to help knock out more need in our community but as you know we all have a common opponent in COVID-19 so we won’t be hosting a large event as we did in the inaugural year. The second annual Greatest Give Back will look a little different but still give Muhammad Ali the greatest 79th birthday gift of all – service to others in the Louisville community.

Help us TKO need in our community that persisted before the pandemic and has only been exacerbated in 2020:

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer your time to make a difference. Virtual or safe in-person opportunities are available!

    Sign Up Today!

  • Share Your Act Of Kindness

    We’re looking for 79 people to honor Muhammad Ali’s birthday by sharing with us that they have completed an act of kindness. Share your name HERE.

  • Share on Social

    You can also use #TheGreatestGiveback to share your acts of kindness!

Support The Greatest Giveback through online giving and collection drives

  • Donate: Personal Care Kits

    Purchase Personal Care Kits (the highest demand in our community right now)

  • Supply Dropoff

    On Sunday, January 17, drop off any of these supplies as we celebrate what would have been Muhammad Ali’s 79th birthday and will be the final day of The Greatest Give Back.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Donate To The Greatest Give Back


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